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French actor Louis Jourdan passed away

French actor Louis Jourdan passed away on 14 February 2015 in Los Angeles, United States following a brief illness.

Feb 17, 2015 11:59 IST
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French actor Louis Jourdan passed away on 14 February 2015 in Los Angeles, United States following a brief illness. He was 93.

Louis Jourdan began his acting career in French films and later acted in the Hollywood films. However, his early career in France was interrupted by Second World War as he had refused to star in Nazi propaganda films and joined the resistance.

He was best known for his roles in several Hollywood films including The Paradine Case (1947), Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948), The Best of Everything (1959), The VIPs (1963) and Octopussy (1983).

He was famously known for his role in the multi-Oscar winning musical film Gigi of 1958. Jourdan had sang title tune of film Gigi. He also played the role of evil villain in many films including in the 1983 Bond film Octopussy.

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